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Principles of the Teaching of Bahá'u'lláh,
Explained by 'Abdu'l-Bahá in Paris

Here are, very briefly explained, some of the principles of Bahá’u’lláh.

In short, it behoves us all to be lovers of truth. Let us seek her in every season and in every country, being careful never to attach ourselves to personalities. Let us see the light wherever it shines, and may we be enabled to recognize the light of truth no matter where it may arise. Let us inhale the perfume of the rose from the midst of thorns which surround it; let us drink the running water from every pure spring.

('Abdu'l-Bahá: Paris Talks, Pages: 133 - 134)

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Hand of the Cause Dorothy Baker with Aziz Yazdi, Kampala, Uganda, 1953.
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View a larger picture. 2005-06-13 The secretary of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Havana, Ernesto Santirso, welcomed all the guests and explained that the purpose of the gathering was to open the center to other religious communities.

Mr. Santirso read extracts from the 2002 message by the Universal House of Justice to the world's religious leaders in which the Bahá'í governing council supported inter-faith dialogue and called upon those involved to address the implications of "the over-arching truth that God is one and that, beyond all diversity of cultural expression and human interpretation, religion is likewise one." (Full text available at:

After Bahá'í speakers read quotations from Bahá'u'lláh on religious harmony, the representative of the Jewish community, Jose Miller, addressed the gathering.

"Salvation comes from deeds and not from beliefs alone," Dr. Miller said.

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